Key Free Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Links
The LockeSmith Institute
The LockeSmith Institute's mission is to provide students with opportunities to develop their academic skills through research, symposia, and lectures. It gives students the chance to explore and develop the principles of individualism, private property and the free market, the rule of law, and social toleration.
The Competitive Enterprise Institute
The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a public interest group focusing on free enterprise and limited government. It has become a widely recognized influence on a broad range of national issues such as environment, technology, finance and public health.
Evergreen Freedom Foundation
The Evergreen Freedom Foundation is a private, non-profit, public policy research organization. The mission of EFF is to advance individual liberty, free enterprise, and limited, accountable government. EFF's main areas of study include budget and taxes, education, labor, elections, and citizenship and governance. It then publishes studies, conducts seminars, and provides information for legislators, media and the general public.
Ludwig von Mises Institute
The Ludwig von Mises Institute is the world center of the Austrian School of economics and libertarian political and social theory. The site offers audio and video, biographies and bibliographies of great economists, an active bookstore, and a community with forums, chat, user blogs, and more. It is the leading provider of education materials, conferences, media, and literature that supports the school of thought of Ludwig von Mises.
The Reason Foundation
The Reason Foundation enhances a free society through the development, application, and promotion of libertarian principles, including individual liberty, free markets, and the rule of law. The foundation conducts public policy research and publishes the critically acclaimed monthly magazine, Reason.
American Enterprise Institute
The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics, and social welfare. The site posts its publications, videos and transcripts of its sponsored conferences, biographies of its scholars and fellows, and schedules of upcoming events.
The Cato Institute, a non-profit public policy research foundation in Washington, D.C., strives to increase the understanding of public policies based on the principles of limited government, free markets, individual liberty, and peace. Its mission is to use the most effective means to originate, advocate, promote, and disseminate relevant policy proposals that create free and open societies throughout the world.
Foundation for Economic Education
The Foundation for Economic Education's mission is to offer the most reliable case for the "first principles" of freedom: the sanctity of private property, individual liberty, the rule of law, the free market, and the moral superiority of individual choice and responsibility over coercion. The foundation has also published and hosted lectures by many influential minds of the modern age.
Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education
The Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education believes that the best way to comprehend economics and the market economy is to view them in their relationship to other subject areas. Its mission is to connect educators, business leaders, and entrepreneurs in hopes to advance the effective teaching of free enterprise and economic education into the preK-20 curricula.
The Locke Institute seeks to promote a better understanding of natural rights and modern society's economic organization. It supports theoretical research in property rights, public choice, law and economics, and the new institutional economics.
The Heritage Foundation
The Heritage Foundation is the country's most broadly supported public policy research institute. Its mission is to create and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
Young America's Foundation
The Young America's Foundation website provides access to information regarding the foundation, the Reagan Ranch project, the National Journalism Center, and other programs and events the foundation offers. It is committed to ensuring that a growing amount of young Americans understand and are inspired by the ideas of individual freedom, a strong national defense, free enterprise, and traditional values.
The PeerSpectives system, created by the Edward Lowe Foundation, recognizes the value of learning from colleagues facing similar leadership issues. The site offers a peer-to-peer learning tool in which individuals can share their experiences.
This site, sponsored by the Ewing Marian Kauffman Foundation, provides entrepreneurship resources as well as articles about accounting and finance, marketing and sales, human resources, products and services, business operations, entrepreneurs, public policy, and entrepreneurship law.
Ewing Marian Kauffman Foundation
The Ewing Marian Kauffman Foundation seeks to promote a society of economically independent citizens who contribute to the improvement of their communities. Its mission is executed through four areas: Entrepreneurship, Advancing Innovation, Education, and Research and Policy.
YoungBiz carries out the mission of empowering youth with entrepreneurial, business, and financial skills through innovative education and practical experience. Some of YoungBiz's services include youth programs, consulting services, teacher training, and curricula and education tools.
This link brings you to the Wall Street Journal's Small Business Marketing page, which offers articles on world news, stock markets, technology, personal finance, and more.
US Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship
USASBE is the largest independent, professional, academic organization in the world dedicated to enhancing entrepreneurship. The association is based upon four areas: entrepreneurship education, entrepreneurship research, entrepreneurship outreach, and public policy.
International Council of Small Business
The International Council of Small Businesses was the first international membership organization to promote growth and development of small businesses throughout the world. The council unites educators, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners worldwide to share knowledge and expertise in their respective fields.
Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers
The Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers' goal is to provide a coordinated means through which participating members can collaborate and communicate on the specific issues and challenges that affect university-based entrepreneurship centers.
Association of Small Business Development Centers
The Association of Small Business Development Centers represents America's Small Business Development Center Network, which is the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the country. The association's mission is to help new entrepreneurs recognize their vision of business ownership, and to help existing businesses remain competitive in a complex marketplace.
Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration is an independent agency designed to aid, counsel, assist, and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise, and to strengthen the economy of the nation. Its mission is to help Americans start, build, and grow businesses.
The FastTrac Program provides current and aspiring entrepreneurs with key business insights and skills, leadership experience, and valuable networking and mentoring opportunities needed to start, grow, and lead a business. FastTrac programs serve both students and those in non-academic environments.